It wasn’t too long ago that if you got caught growing cannabis plants or in possession of cannabis almost anywhere in the world, you would have faced detrimental legal issues. Today, however, as the movement to legalize cannabis has progressed globally, there are many places where adults over the age of 21 and medical cannabis patients can cultivate their own cannabis at home as well as purchase and consume cannabis with certain restrictions and limitations. Here are 5 of the best states for cannabis consumption in the U.S.
Colorado was one of the first states in the United States to allow for legal recreational market. Since 2014 when doors to the first dispensaries opened in the state for adult consumption sales, the state has been a tourist destination at the top of the list of many stoners and consumers alike. Tourists are able to purchase up to 1 ounce of dried flower or the equivalency of other cannabis products.
Washington state is one of the most vastly beautiful states in the Pacific Northwest according to many. It has become even more beautiful to a lot of folks since they legalized an adult cannabis market in 2012. With a vast variety of outdoor attractions and landmarks, it is a natural attraction for cannabis lovers. According to the government regulatory agency that oversees the program in the state; “Adults 21 years of age or older may legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana, 16 ounces of marijuana-infused product in solid form, and 72 ounces of marijuana-infused product in liquid form.”
Whether you are looking for beautiful beaches, vast forests, or towering mountains, Oregon has you covered. If you are looking to get elevated, thanks to Ballot Measure 91, if you are over the age of 21 you can partake in a toke of cannabis. Adults over the age of 21 in the state are able to possess up to one ounce of cannabis or an equivalent amount of concentrates, edibles, and other cannabis-infused products.
California is home to the Emerald Triangle, Humboldt County, and the countries first medical cannabis program. Cali is also probably one of the most cannabis-friendly states in the United States. In November of 2017, voters in the state approved a measure that legalized an adult cannabis market in the state. These laws took effect in January of 2018 and dispensaries have been opening their doors ever since. If you are looking to visit Cali and are at least 21 years old, you can legally possess one ounce of bud, or 8 grams of cannabis concentrates.
The home of Sin City is also a trendy cannabis destination in the United States. Question 2 passed by way of the majority vote in 2014, and in November of 2016, cannabis officially became legal with restrictions for adults over the age of 21. In the state of Nevada, adults are able to legally possess and purchase either 1 ounce of dried cannabis or an eighth (3.5) grams of cannabis concentrates.
We Can’t Forget Canada
Canada also recently legalized cannabis for adults over the age of 21. This change in law allows for adults over the age of 18 or 19 depending on where you live to possess small amounts of cannabis. In some provinces they have also allowed for home grows. This makes Canada a prime area for cannabis consumption in North America as well!
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